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Health Services Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Health Services Managers plan, direct and evaluate the provision of clinical and community healthcare services in clinics, hospitals, public health organisations or agencies. They are also responsible for managing the finances of the facility, handling related administrative tasks such as managing records of the facility's services, communicating with members of the medical staff and department heads and supervising staff, liaising with other health and welfare service providers and funding bodies to coordinate the provision of health services, and advising government bodies on measures for improvement of services and facilities.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Medical technical knowledge

Health Services Managers must be able to keep up with the knowledge of current and new technology in healthcare services.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's or master's degree in health services, long-term care administration, public health, public administration, business administration or health administration


  • 5 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$90,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 14-27

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 28-33

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 34-44

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 45-49

Monthly Salary Directorate Pay Scale Point 1

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Health Services Managers generally work in offices in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, public health agencies and other similar organisations. They may work night or weekend shifts in healthcare centres that are open at all hours and need to be on call in case emergencies arise.

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